Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kansas City, Kansas firefighters investigating fire to vacant home

By NICK SLOAN, nick@kansascitykansan.com

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A fire to a vacant home in Kansas City, Kan., caused about $5,000 worth of damage.

No one was hurt in the fire, which remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Crews were informed that no one had lived in the residence for over a month," said Craig Duke, public information officer for the KCK Fire Department. "Crews were performing internal attack on fire when the structure had to be evacuated due to roof collapsing."

The fire was under control within 50 minutes.

According to Duke, strong wind gusts and downed power-lines were a problem during the battle.